Today’s birthday May 15th 1845 : Russian zoologist and bacteriologist
Ilya Mechnikov who shared the Nobel prize
in Physiology or Medicine in 1908 with Paul Ehrlich “in recognition of their work on immunity”.
photo 2/3 : last year’s exhibition in St Petersbourg’s Military Medical museum dedicated to the 100th anniversary of his death. (http://milmed.spb.ru/index.php/museum/library/biblioteka-2016/807))